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Oct 9, 2020 12 tweets 5 min read
I have not, until now, commented on @SimonCalder's suggestion that #Wales is a great place for a half term holiday. Given, however, that he's thrown a tantrum and said he'll never come to Wales again because he suffered some "abuse" on Twitter, here goes... /2
🧵🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 2/ Two thirds of Wales is in local lockdown. Until August, Wales had much more stringent lockdown restrictions and a much lower incidence of coronavirus. Unfortunately, we had to open up too soon so that English people could go on holiday and visit their second homes. /3
Oct 9, 2020 12 tweets 4 min read
A thread about the threads:🧵
First, is this for #NHSUK or #NHSEngland?
What does a £122m contract for 25m gowns involve?
25m @ £122m = £4.88/gown inc all costs.
1.4m employed in care sector of NHS. Say 25% on covid wards need gowns: 350,000 NHS staff.
At one gown per day (!) /2 2/ 71 days’ supply.
Delivery time? Say production time per gown plus shipping on a *48* hour week at 5 mins per gown would be 576/worker, or 3 mins would be 960 say 1000 per worker per week. 25m = 25,000 working weeks so in a factory of 250 people, 100 weeks = 2 years! /3
May 20, 2020 20 tweets 6 min read
So John Edmunds is the latest academic to be thrown by the government in front of a camera.
There are several problems with the two clips of interviews with John Edmunds doing the rounds this morning.
First: Scientists are used to dealing with theory, not practice. /2
*thread 2/ Second: The woeful unpreparedness of the nation to face such a situation. This is a government responsibility, not an academic one. I'm not exonerating the scientists, probably flattered when asked to advise govt, "lambs to the slaughter" not being in the job description./3
Feb 25, 2020 12 tweets 3 min read
"Pay more or automate". If you pay more, your product becomes more expensive. If you automate, you put people out of work.
I trained in production management in a shirt factory in the early 80s and precisely the same trite nonsense was spouted by the Thatcher government then /2 2/ by talking heads who have no idea how manufacturing works. The consequence of those policies back then closed mines, decimated the steel industry, sent 450,000 clothing industry jobs overseas almost overnight for cheaper wages, and there they remain, /3
Jan 31, 2020 14 tweets 4 min read
Today is such a hard day for so many people, with so much negative reporting and little to find that is good.
But for what it’s worth, I say:
F*ck the stiff upper lip.
It's okay to cry. Let those tears roll down your face. Weep for what is lost. /2 2/ It's okay - and vitally important - to call someone or tweet if you're not feeling ok. Don't bottle it up. There are +/- 17 million of us feeling the same who are ready to talk, to listen, to hold out a hand, along with the professional organisations. Don’t be isolated. /3
Jan 24, 2020 14 tweets 9 min read
@frankendodo @the3million Thread: I'm British and livid. This is why: when my granny was 16, it was 1914, the start of WW1; when my mum was 16, in 1939, WW2 started. When I was 16, I went to Germany as an exchange student, encouraged by both mother and grandmother, who never wanted to see war again./2 @frankendodo @the3million 2/ I had studied German because when I was six, the Berlin Wall went UP, and I remember the tension and fear in the air above me as the grown ups talked about it. They said bad people had built the wall and I interpreted that as children couldn't see their grannies any more. /3
Aug 29, 2019 24 tweets 8 min read
My mother was twelve years old when Oswald Mosley held a rally in Swansea. Her maiden name could be construed as a Jewish name so she and her brothers and sisters endured all kinds of hate and bullying as a consequence. /2 2/ I was far younger than 12 when she taught me that fascism is hate. I can’t think of a time when I didn’t know what fascism was. It was an extraordinary thing to teach a young child, now I look back on it, but she would never allow us to say “I hate”. /3